Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Uses for Old Things

There are so many items at your kitchen counter or at your desk that bought for a single purpose but in the end might have another use at all. Instead of buying another items for another purpose be familiar of the few things that can extend help at certain actions and situations.

Double-duty items at home:

Original use: Cleaning and brightening your teeth.
Instant Use: Burnishing scratches from CDs that skip. How to use it? Apply a small amount of toothpaste to a cotton pad. Rub in a straight line from the center of the CD outward and over the scratch. Rinse off the paste with water.
Prize: Your heart, not the CD, will skip a beat when you heart your favorite RnB sings.

Vegetable Oil:
Original use: Frying dishes and an important ingredient when cooking your meals.
Instant use: Shining leather shoes. Use a damp cloth to wipe away dirt, then apply a small drop of oil to a soft cloth and rub the surface to remove scuff marks.
Prize: A polished look from heel to toe.

Scotch Tape:
Original Use: Sealing gift wraps, taping things to get it bounded and other taping purposes.
instant use: Cleaning between computer keys . Slide a 2 1/2 inch strip between the rows of your keyboard. The adhesive side will remove dust and crumbs.
Prize: You would have a clean keyboard and fewer typographical errors..

Original use: To be cooked as part of your everyday meal.
Instant use: Scouring your coffee grinder. Mill a handful of grains and the fine particles will absorb the stale odors and clean out the residual grounds and oil. Discard rice and wipe clean.
Prize: A cleaner cup of coffee (and another take on rice and beans).

Those are just some of the many items which has other uses. Try a scavenger hunt over your cupboards and cabinets as well as your store rooms, you might be surprise of the items which has actually a lot of uses than what are expected of them.

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